If I quoted that (and I did) on the LibDem Voice Forum it was like kicking a nest of soldier ants... drives them into a frenzy..
I see that the difference between voters and members is once again lost on you.
Not lost on me at all... Note the LibDems talk about how many new members they have gained but never about a net number. My daughter's membership lapsed a couple of years back. The branch knew it but conveniently (for them) kept referring to her as a member. I was called to help deliver just this week despite the membership secretary knwoing I'd left but not having noted it down. The party has lost a number of members that I know of over Brexit and others have dialled down their efforts or are just "waiting for the phase to pass".
Has nobody ever bothered to ask how the polling numbers remain so static despite the "surge".. It's called "churn" in marketing circles. You win some, you lose some... to pretend that the party hasn't lost voters (and members) despite its stridency on Brexit is to bury one's head in the sand.
Liberal policy wonk and polemicist. Si vis pacem, para bellum
I have to agree with Antiochian. When I sent my resignation to my local party (not over Brexit) I received no acknowledgement and I am still being bombarded with material (email and post) from both local and national parties.